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Herman Melville’s Moby Dick has been called the “greatest American novel”. This adaptation illustrates what truly makes America great – diversity, inclusion, and hard work. Coup d’Etat’s Moby Dick is the story of a diverse crew of sailors working during the height of the whaling industry, as told through the eyes of a callow narrator, Ishmael. The hunt this time, however, is for the leviathan that took the leg and splintered the mind of Captain Ahab, a man haunted by demons of his own making. Under the wisdom and guidance of the great harpooner Queequeg, Ishmael gives us a lens into a world of cultural unity, moral and ethical conflict, and what it means to depend on the person next to you in a dangerous world where each day could be your last.
Two-time Ivey Award-winning Theatre Coup d’Etat is proud to present this world premier in the Twin Cities. Combining actor-driven movement, live sound-scaping and music, and the intimate seating of Fallout Arts Initiative Co-op Studio 3, Theatre Coup d’Etat’s production of Moby Dick is another can’t-miss experience.
Moby Dick preview (pay-what-you-can):
Thursday, November 2, showtime 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
Moby Dick performances (sliding scale): $18-$40
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, showtimes 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
November 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Monday, November 6 is a pay-what-you-can performance)
ISHMAEL – Eva Gemlo, FLASK – Craig James Hostetler, STUBB – Meagan Kedrowski, QUEEQUEG – Antonia Perez, STARBUCK – Kayla McCarthy, “CAPTAIN” PELEG – David Wasserman, TASHTEKOVA – Jacleen Olson, DAGGOO – Michael Terrell Brown, CAPTAIN AHAB – Adam Scarpello, PETER COFFIN – Sue Gerver, CAPTAIN GARDINER – Siddeeqah Shabazz, WHALERS – Kelly Nelson, Lauren Diesch
MUSIC DIRECTOR – Jamie White Jachimiec, MUSICIANS – Alison Keller, Anna Leverett, Ze'ev O'Rourke DIRECTOR – James Napoleon Stone, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Kevin Fanshaw, STAGE MANAGER – Quinn Forrest Masterson, DIALECT COACH – Jim Ahrens, DRAMATURGIST – Lanny Langston, LIGHTING DESIGN – Mark Kieffer, COSTUME DESIGN – Lauren Diesch and Anne Brown
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
The show will run approximately 2 hours with one 10-minute intermission. Free street parking is available. Following the show, audience members are encouraged to stay for a brief talkback with the the cast.